The definition of a domestic bill of lading’
Inland bill of lading signed contract between the shipper and the transportation company (carrier) for the ground transport of goods. Inland bill of lading serves as a receipt of the carrier to the shipper and a contract of carriage. The document specifies details of goods transported.
Breaking down the ‘internal bill of lading’
Internal often the first bill of lading transport document for international transport, and is used to transport goods by land via rail, road and inland waterways, to the point where international exporting carrier can place it on the ship. It is a contract between the cargo owner and the carrier, stating in detail the description of the goods, their values, their origin and purpose, and the conditions of their transportation. This is the status of a particular vehicle of transportation, and how transportation costs must be paid. The bill of lading serves as a receipt for the owner of the goods, and the name of the carrier, for transportation purposes.
Because it is associated with domestic land transport, inland bill of lading will not be registered directly by the foreign buyer of the goods, and third parties. It is, as a rule, the international carrier of goods, but the goods to another third party (e.g., warehouse, freight forwarder, or packing company), before it reaches the international carrier. If he betrayed such a third party, that party, in turn, send it to the international carrier. If a domestic bill of lading non-negotiable, it may be issued only to the named consignee, and if it is negotiable, the carrier in possession of the bill of lading may change the route of transportation.
The bill of lading for delivery abroad
If the goods are to be sent abroad, you need an additional document, known as the “ocean bill of lading” is. Internal the bill applies only to domestic traffic component, while the ocean bill allows their transport abroad. Thus, all international shipment requires inland and ocean bills of lading. The information contained in the internal bill of lading relating to the goods must be confirmed by the international carrier. If there is a discrepancy between the descriptions of goods in the domestic and invoice ocean bill of lading, the latter will take precedence in final destination.
If the goods are instead transported by air, the air waybill will be used for both domestic and international air travel.